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MISOOL ECO RESORT

Located on a private island off West Papua, Misool Eco Resort is a collection of 9 luxury cottages sitting on powder-white beaches, right across from stunning clear lagoons and abundant reefs.

by Johnny Langenheim, March 23, 2011
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Overview:

  • Located on a private island off West Papua, Misool Eco Resort is a collection of 9 luxury cottages sitting on powder-white beaches, right across from stunning clear lagoons and abundant reefs. To stay at Misool Eco Resort is more than just an opportunity for a comfortable escape; it is also a direct contribution to local marine conservation activities.
  • The proximity to Raja Ampat, the world’s epicentre of coral diversity, offers unrivalled diving opportunities. Thanks to Misool’s remote location, guests benefit from the advantages of live aboard diving combined with all the comforts of a land-based holiday resort.

Why is this a ‘responsible’ destination?

  • Not only has Misool Eco Resort gone to great lengths to reduce the impact of its operations, it has also extended its environmental responsibility to the area surrounding the resort.
  • Most of the resort was built using salvaged hardwood that washed on the shores, was bought from locals and milled by hand. The buildings have been engineered for a balance between energy efficiency and the use of natural, environmentally-appropriate materials, such as thatch roofing and coconut fibres. Thanks to a solar panel and a wind turbine, the resort has been able to reduce its dependence on coal-generated electricity.
  • With the with the full cooperation of the local community, Misool established a 465 km2 No-Take Zone, with local staff regularly patrolling the area to prevent fishing and shark-finning.
  • For its environmental efforts, Misool was ‘Highly Commended’ by the Virgin Responsible Tourism Awards in 2009, while it also received an Ocean Award in 2011.

Activities:

  • Diving
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming

Credit by : http://www.thecoraltriangle.com/media/misool-eco-resort
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